Patricia Maloney

Patricia is an experienced and highly-successful Career Coach. She has mentored candidates to achieve successful career outcomes all over Ireland, and, indeed, overseas.
In 1990, she founded the first private college (Park College, Galway) to provide a repeat Leaving Certificate programme to second-level students in the west of Ireland. A pioneer and an innovator throughout her life in education, she saw over 2,500 students pass through the college.
Working closely with so many students helped to develop Patricia’s in-depth knowledge of careers. She possesses an expertise in helping people to realise their full potential.
She is an Honours Graduate of Business Studies from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, an Honours Graduate from NUI Galway with a B. Comm, a. H. Dip. in Education, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB).

You can read her Career Blog HERE

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Deirdre May

Deirdre May is a Limerick woman who forged a highly-successful career in sales and marketing.
She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with a degree in Speech and Language Therapy, and later moved into sales and marketing and enjoyed 12 years of great success with French Pharmaceutical company, Servier Laboratories.
Throughout her career, Deirdre honed her excellent interpersonal and communication skills. It is these skills, plus her dynamic personality, that she brings to Sli Nua Careers in the Limerick region.
Having both therapeutic and business backgrounds, she provides a unique perspective on navigating today’s complex career issues.

Internationally Certified user of Thomas International’s Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) and its related instruments.

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You can read her blog HERE

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Emma Tracy

With a background in retail management and a passion for travel, Emma is an enthusiastic individual who enjoys helping others navigate their careers by creating personalised CV’s and Cover Letters.

With a global perspective and a knowledge of different cultures, Emma brings a unique perspective to the table. 

Having completed a Pre – Medical course, Emma’s medical English and science knowledge is her strong point. She especially enjoys working with clients in this sector and brings real attention to detail to all her work.

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John Moloney

John Moloney is a retired Primary School Principal and current community activist with over 40 years’ experience of disadvantaged education and advancing the lives of people and communities.

Prior to being a Principal, he was a Primary School Teacher (with experience of all classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class), Learning Support Co-Ordinator and Home-School-Community Liaison Co-Ordinator.

John played a key leadership role in the initiation, implementation and successful on-going development of many, Dundalk, initiatives tackling educational disadvantage and social marginalisation.

John’s authentic commitment and altruism is evident in his on-going voluntary leadership roles.

His experience gives him a comprehensive understanding of the selection and interview process and how you can present yourself in the best possible light.

John is externally focused, thoughtful and unselfish with outstanding people skills.

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Julie Ryan

Julie has vast experience across a wide range of services in various roles in the Health Service Executive (HSE), including the strategic leadership position of Assistant National Director for over 13 years. 

Career highlights include leadership of Strategy Development and Implementation, Relationship Management, Innovation and Operational Excellence, Service Improvement, Business and Digital Transformation, Communication, Training and Staff Development.

Julie holds a Master’s in Leadership in Healthcare Management from IMI/ University College Cork, a BA in Practice Management from Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick, where she won the best Scholar Award for two consecutive years. She is qualifed to teach English as a Foreign Language and is also a certified mediator.  

Julie  has also been involved in the development of competency frameworks and is very familiar with competency interviews from the perspective of the interviewer and the interviewee.

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Fintan Dunne

Fintan served for 38 years as an Officer in the Defence Forces and retired in the rank of Commandant. During his service with the Defence Forces, he held a wide range of appointments both at home and abroad. He has served with the United Nations (UN), the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the European Union Force (EUFOR).

His career in the Defence Forces has included appointments in Training, Logistics, Planning and Personnel Management.

He has experience of being a member of Interview Boards to fill appointments at all levels in the Defence Forces. Fintan has a Degree in Public Management and is a graduate of the Military College, Command and Staff Course.

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John Creevy

John Creevy is an ESL teacher with considerable experience in the field. He’s worked with all levels and ages, teaching various areas from English literature to English for business. 

During his time as a teacher, John has taught business English to university students in accounting and management courses. 

Outside of the world of academia, John has worked with large corporations like Merck, teaching managerial staff and office administrators business communications skills. 

John has an BA in English and History from Trinity College Dublin as well as a M.Phil in Creative Writing.

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Mary Reale

Mary has worked in office administration for over 20 years.  With an entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic, she has successfully set up her own Virtual Office Assistant home based business.

She provides sales and office management support to senior staff in an international publishing company.

Her attention to detail, excellent organisational and time management skills means that every task is completed to the highest possible standard.

Mary holds a B.A. in Information Systems Management, from IT Tralee, Diploma in Social Media from Pitman Training College and a Diploma in Supervisory Management from the Institute of Commercial Management.

Her interests include fashion, walking, vintage cars and animal welfare.

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Maureen Nalubega

Maureen is a passionate Human Rights activist with over 10 years of experience, dedicated to advocating for justice and dignity. Through her research, policy work, and promotion of equality, she strives to make a social difference wherever she goes. 

As a motivational speaker, Maureen empowers others in their career development, inspiring them to reach their full potential. 

With skills in professional social media development and LinkedIn profile optimisation, she enables individuals to cultivate a strong digital career image. 

Her multifaceted approach, unwavering commitment, and expertise in career coaching, education and advocacy make her a valuable asset in driving positive change and fostering an inclusive society.

LinkedIn Blog: HERE

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Arthur Geraghty

Arthur has 30 years’ experience in the education sector in Ireland, Switzerland and the UK. He has been a principal teacher for 14 years, and has significant experience in recruitment for the sector sitting on interview panels for many schools. He has sat on Boards of Management at secondary and primary levels.

He is a graduate of NUI Galway with a BA in Mathematics and Economics, and a H. Dip. in Education. He also holds a PGCE from the University of Wales, and a P.G. Dip. in Ed L. from NUI Maynooth.

A qualified mentor, he mentors newly appointed principal teachers with the Centre for School Leadership and the Irish Primary Principals’ Network.

His special interests include music, photography, culture and social history; and he has travelled extensively. He has worked in India with Global Schoolroom & University College Dublin, training teachers. He’s a member of the Teacher Network of the National Gallery of Ireland. A Galway man, he enjoys GAA sports and prefers the ‘smaller’ ball to the ‘larger’ one.

He has had articles published on his great-grandmother’s campaign to retain her employment as a teacher “Socks for the King’s Children” (IPPN); and on his work in India with Global Schoolroom (IPPN).

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Breda Garvey

Breda has dedicated 40 years to Ireland’s healthcare system, gaining extensive insight and expertise in public service recruitment, particularly within the HSE. Her comprehensive experience spans both sides of the recruitment process, as she frequently participated in interview boards while also providing training and mentoring to interview candidates. Proficient in report writing and editing, Breda excels in helping individuals unlock their full potential, deriving immense satisfaction from guiding them toward successful careers.

She initiated her career as a Speech and Language Therapist and subsequently rose to senior managerial roles across various HSE services, eventually assuming a senior management position in disability services. Her educational background includes a Masters degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies, a BSc. degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Trinity College Dublin, a Management diploma, and multiple certificates in counselling ,career training and coaching.

Breda’s involvement extends beyond her healthcare career, as she has served on numerous Boards of Management, including Education & Training Boards,  primary and post-primary schools, and  has collaborated with adult literacy centres. She  now offers her expertise to provide advice, guidance and support to individuals seeking employment, further education or training.


Beyond her professional pursuits, Breda enjoys music, travel and volunteer work in the disability sector.

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Ann Farrell

A former teacher of Mathematics and Guidance & Counselling, Ann also has over 20 years’ experience as a Deputy Principal of a large secondary school in Co. Mayo.

She has a comprehensive understanding of, and interest in, all matters pertaining to the Irish education system at post-primary level.

She has been a Facilitator with National Induction Programme for Newly Qualified Teachers (NIPT) for many years.

Ann currently works with Hibernia College and University of Limerick as a Student Placement Tutor.

She is available to offer information, advice, guidance and support to clients seeking work, further education or training.

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Stephanie MacKinnon

Stephanie (she/her) is a dedicated Coach and Community Facilitator on a mission to empower individuals in their pursuit of purposeful lives. Her passion lies in guiding her clients toward a future filled with clarity, confidence, and joy. Drawing on her experience spanning a decade in the non-profit and community development sectors, Stephanie is committed to helping her clients to confidently pursue their dreams. With a Coaching certification from an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited trainer and a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto, Stephanie is well-equipped to lead her clients on a transformative journey.

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Tamara Schulte

Tamara is an enthusiastic collaborator, keen on contributing to projects that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. Her dedication to teamwork is complemented by a strong sense of responsibility, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. Her innate creativity and keen insight offer a dynamic addition to any group, ensuring they can collectively foster positive change and achieve their goals with innovation and efficiency.

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Betty Killeen

Betty graduated from University of Limerick with an MA in Music Therapy (first class honours) in 2022 and a BA in Voice and Dance in 2017. She also graduated from University of East London in 2019 with a Masters in Music Performance. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to all ages and abilities in Canada, Switzerland and Dublin after she completed her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate in 2018. Her work experience includes working in the retail and hospitality sectors and as a Music Therapist in the Methodist Homes Association in London, delivering music therapy to older adults with dementia. Drawing on her expertise preparing lesson plans, music therapy sessions and most notably her extensive research and writing in college enables Betty to prepare and deliver a top-class quality CV and cover letter, personal statement or application form for clients. .

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